Deseret News, 09/02/12
Anna Beth Jensen Campbell (87) died on August 29, 2012 from illness incident to age. She was born on September 29, 1924, in Mink Creek, Franklin County, Idaho, the fourth of seven children, to Daniel and Anita Mahalia Petersen Jensen.
She attended school in Mink Creek and graduated from Preston High School in 1942. Immediately following graduation, she attended a Secretarial Science summer session at Utah State Agricultural College in Logan. Her first job was secretary for the Franklin County Attorney in Preston. In 1943, she moved to Boise, Idaho, where she worked for the Farm Security Administration until 1944 when she was transferred to the county office of FSA in Twin Falls. On her 20th birthday, she enlisted in The Women's Army Corps and received basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Her first assignment was Company Clerk at Camp Miles Standish in Taunton, Mass., which was the staging area for the Boston Port of Embarkation for troops being sent to Europe during World War II. She was being processed for transfer to the European Theater when the war ended in Europe in 1945. She was assigned to occupation forces, specifically the Office of Military Government United States, stationed temporarily in Versailles, France, then Hoescht, Germany, and finally in Berlin, where she was secretary to General James B. Edmunds, Director of Administrative Services. She met Sgt. Jay J. Campbell in an LDS servicemen's meeting, and they were married in Berlin in March, 1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. After receiving their discharges, they lived in Rexburg, Idaho, where Jay received his Bachelors Degree and then moved to Salt Lake City where they attended the University of Utah. In 1953, they moved to Alamosa, Colorado, where they lived for thirteen years before moving to Holladay, Utah. They were divorced in 1975 and continued to remain friends. Ann worked in the Scheduling Office at the University of Utah for twenty years before retiring in 1994. She has always been active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as Relief Society President as well as in the Primary and other assignments. She was also active in community and civic affairs, serving for many years as an election judge, precinct chair and was involved in Holladay incorporation efforts. She was on the Holladay Senior Advisory Committee. She also served as PTA President at Howard R. Driggs Elementary and Skyline High Schools.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wayne and Tony Jensen; a sister Marie Gambles; and two babies, Anita Marie and John J. Campbell. She is survived by her brother, Reed Jensen, her sisters, Joan Soelberg and Tamara Phelps, and her sister-in-law, Nola Jensen. She is also survived by her children and their spouses: Candice Campbell, John and Kris Campbell, Tammy and Mark Feinauer, Woodrow and Michelle Campbell, and Nola and Ken Shelley; 8 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 5 great grandsons, 1 great granddaughter with another great granddaughter on the way.
The family wishes to thank CareSource Home Health and Hospice for their professional services, especially Michelle Weaver.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Holladay 26th Ward, 4601 South Chapel Street (2565 East). A viewing will be held on Monday evening, September 3, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Tuesday morning prior to services. Interment will be at the Mink Creek, Idaho Cemetery at 4:00 pm. Messages to the family can be posted at www.holbrookmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the LDS Humanitarian Fund.
Published in Deseret News on September 2, 2012